University News – February 20

University news

Century Scholars event

Ivy Tech Community College will host a college and career information event for area high school 21st Century Scholars and their parents.

Students will receive help maintaining scholarship eligibility. It will also introduce students to the Ivy Tech campus, discuss resources, provide information about college programs and prepare students for a career.

The event is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., and is open to all high school 21st Century Scholars in Bartholomew, Jennings, Jackson, Brown and Decatur counties.

Students and parents should RSVP to by text, phone or email to Monica Ozaeta, Ivy Tech assistant director of admissions, at 812-374-5129 or

Woon to perform

Bernard Woon, Columbus, a mechanical engineering major at Trine University, will perform as part of the Wind Ensemble at a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Ryan Concert Hall of the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts in Angola.

The event is open to the public. Themed “Songs of the Sea,” the concert will feature several musical numbers related to ships and sailing in the open sea.

Indianapolis dean’s list

Rikki Johnson, Columbus, earned a spot on the University of Indianapolis dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher and have at least 12 credit hours completed.

Wesleyan dean’s list

Molly Boggs made the fall 2016 semester academic dean’s list for Indiana Wesleyan University’s School of Nursing.

Boggs graduated from Columbus East High School Class in 2013.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average and have completed at least 12 credit hours.

DePauw dean’s list

The following Columbus students made DePauw University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester:

Paige Littrell

Kira Singer

Megan Galle

Brooke Richardson

Benjamin Davis

Clinton Cunningham

Ujjwal Nair

Kayli Schaefer

The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Alabama dean’s list

Jason D. Fier, Columbus, made the 2016 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Alabama. Students must have an academic record of 3.5 or above to make the list.

Alabama president’s

Tyler Woodrow Lyons, Columbus, made the fall 2016 semester’s president’s list at the University of Alabama.

In order to make the president’s list, students must maintain an academic record of 4.0.

Valley dean’s list

David J. Powell, Columbus, earned a spot on the Grand Valley State University dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

Students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

Kentucky dean’s list

The following students from Columbus made the University of Kentucky’s fall 2016 semester dean’s list:

Maelyn Rae Kiser

Jarren Tay

Rachel Hart

Andrew Jordan Walker

To make the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher and have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes.

Vrana earns degree

Maggie Vrana, Columbus, earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology Dec. 14 from Georgia State University.

Vrana was among 1,000 students who received their bachelor’s degrees at the commencement.

Medical scholarship

Schneck Medical Center in Seymour is accepting applications for the George H. James Jr. Scholarship for medical school students.

Students enrolled in a medical school are eligible to apply. Primary consideration will go to residents of Jackson and Jennings counties intending to practice medicine in Jackson County. Applicants can send in their application along with a one-page autobiographical letter to The deadline to apply is April 3.

The scholarship was established in honor of George H. James Jr. for his decades of dedicated service to Schneck Medical Center. James became president/CEO of Schneck Medical Center in 1968 and retired in 2001.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.